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Editing & Proofreading

I offer an editing and proofreading service for any author, traditionally published or self-published. I've edited and proof read over 100 books for other authors and I'm happy to tackle books or short stories in any genre.

I edit work digitally using Track Changes in Word and finished work will be sent back to you by email.

Fees and completion time will vary depending on word count.

Testimonials

David Robinson

“Maureen has acted as my editor for the last ten years during which time she has worked on all 25 of my published novels, and 5 self-published works.

She’s accurate, but just as important, when there are areas which lack clarity, she not only highlights them, but suggests potential corrections.

Beyond that, she’s friendly, good-humoured, and at those times when my motivation is at a low ebb she is always ready to suggest new avenues of exploration.”

 

- David W Robinson, creator Sanford 3rd Age Club Mysteries.

Trevor Belshaw

 

“As an author, I have been the beneficiary of Maureen’s editorial services for many years. My novels have been complimented on the quality of the editing on many occasions.

From the removal of annoying typos and punctuation correction to the almost forensic ability to spot the tiniest speck of a plot hole, Maureen delivers a clean, error-free, proof-read document that any publisher would find acceptable.

I wouldn’t send my manuscript anywhere else.”

 

- T. A. Belshaw, author

David Lyons

"Having worked with a number of editors in search of the right one, I was recommended Maureen by a fellow author and I haven't looked back since. Maureen has a razor-sharp eye and a fantastic natural editorial mind. I couldn't recommend her services highly enough."

 

- David B Lyons, author

Catriona King

"I am the author of a long running detective series and Maureen has been my editor for many years. She is efficient, reliable, excellent at turning drafts around quickly  and always flexible in helping me meet my deadlines.

I'm hoping to release a new book just before Christmas 2020 and I'll definitely be asking Maureen to help me again!"

- Catriona King, author

Richard Hardie

"As a budding author ten years ago I knew that I had to have my first book Leap of Faith properly editing by a professional. Maureen was recommended to me and she was invaluable in correcting the odd spelling and grammatical mistakes, as well as making plot suggestions where there were inconsistencies.

Maureen also fully edited my second book Trouble With Swords and is now my editor of choice for all my books. As the managing director of the Authors Reach publishing company I always recommend Maureen to my authors without reservation, because I know her professional approach will always enhance a book and never interfere with the author's intent."

- Richard Hardie, author and managing director of Authors Reach Ltd.

Iain Pattison

"I can't recommend Maureen highly enough. She is a friendly, enthusiastic and helpful editor/ proof- reader, with a fast, no-hassle turnaround and rates that won't break the bank! She's a real pleasure to work with and has saved my blushes on many occasions - so much so that I'd never contemplate bringing out a book without getting her to cast her forensic eye over my manuscript as a vital part of the publication process."

- Iain Pattison, humourist and author of the Quintessentially Quirky Comedy Tales series.

Teresa Bassett

“I was delighted with Maureen’s editing service. She has an amazing eye for detail, and was also very helpful in spotting plot inconsistencies and other catches. Not only that, all her advice was offered in a respectful and encouraging way. I’d never approached a professional editor before, and was so glad I did. I can thoroughly recommend Maureen.”

- Teresa Bassett, author

Do please get in touch if you'd like your work edited.

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